Daily Archives: September 15, 2003

Monday, September 15, 2003

The holidays are over…

On Saturday, André and I went to an aquarium, last night we played Carcassonne.

Today I had to get up early for the first day of school after six and a half weeks off. Why is it that, no matter how long you’ve been away and how well relaxed you think you are, it feels like you never had a day off after the first lesson?

It’s back to the old routine, and it’s two more months until the big exam. I can’t imagine to be done with this whole studying and training thing, but I will be done if I pass the exam at the end of November. And I will hopefully have a real, permanent job in February next year.

Und ja, mich hat auch das Spielfieber gepackt. Die Siedler von Catan spiele ich nicht sooo gern, aber Carcassonne schon. Das macht nämlich auch zu zweit viel Spaß, wohingegen man für unser absolutes Lieblingsspiel mindestens drei, besser noch sieben oder acht Leute braucht: Roborally, aber bitte das amerikanische Original. Die deutsche Version ist ziemlich vereinfacht, was den Spielspaß leider auch mindert. Das Original wird meines Wissens aber nicht mehr aufgelegt.

Between Bonn and Bad Münstereifel

There are many small villages between Bonn and Bad Münstereifel that I pass on my way to school. Many of them still have a lot of old buildings – half-timbered houses and traditional farm houses and buildings arranged to form a quadrangle. Here are a few impressions:


An old building with a new satellite dish – they don’t seem to have cable TV in that village…


A rich farmer probably once owned these buildings.


I like the look of this old house with the weathered shutters.


This is a much smaller, poorer farm than the one above. I took a closer look at the inside:


The photos were taken in Iversheim and Rheder.